A workmate pointed out a site called evilbible.com. She was happy to show me all the ‘cruelties’ in the Bible, especially in the OT.
Is anyone aware of a good argument for me to come back with?
I know that historically people were so convinced that the God in the OT was so different from God in the NT that they believed there were in fact two different gods. These dualists usually believed that the OT GOd is cruel and mean.
I came across the website before and was rather shocked about some of the stuff written inside. There is only one almighty God we served. During the OT period God was more tangible and he wanted mankind to know he exist and he can be angry to those who does not believe in him and wait to punish those who do bad things!! God is not cruel and mean, he was too upset to punish
his creation because they fail to see their doing was wrong. During NT God is never quiet, he is in heaven looking down at us and on our doing because everyone one of us by now know that during the OT God can be angry to those who do bad things. Since we learn the truth in OT, he give us more his grace and mercy to repent and not to repeat what the early pple have done in OT. That is why he send his begotten son Jesus to us, for he does not want us to be the kind of pple living in the OT Anyway this is only my thinking!!!
The only answer I had/have was that the things that happen in the OT are not ‘ideal’ for instance David has many wives, but Adam was with one wife, and so are we. God seemed to have been willing to let them get away with more.
If the laws were for all time, we’d still not eat pork
I’d only been made aware of this site on Friday, and was just now having a look at it. They have a debate form, and just skimming through it, they’re quite rude to Christians.
I’ve found a lot of wisdom in the pages here at Catholic Answers. I am constantly amazed at the richness and depth of Catholic teachings over and over again here-- and I mostly hang around the non-Catholic part at that.
To an extent one can’t know what they don’t know, so not knowing the answer didn’t crop up till the question arose in the first place… I don’t spend my life testing myself with questions I’ve never thought of to see if I’ve not got the answer. However, that’s why it’s good to be on debate sites, because there’s always bound to be someone who asks a question or has a view you’ve not considered before. The first step to wisdom is to realise how little you know.
I talk to everyone I meet that wishes to talk to me. Even, to an extent, homeless mad people on the train (they seem to gravitate towards me anyway)
[quote=Montalban]If the laws were for all time, we’d still not eat pork
Jesus fulfills the Jewish identity for all of us.
For example, we no longer have to be circumcized specifically because Jesus was circumcised on our behalf. Furthermore, it’s a circumcision of the Spirit that matters. The circumcision is not done with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ – having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through our faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.
This doesn’t mean that someone can’t become circumcised if they want to. Only that nothing salvific is associated with it.
The same is true with the dietary laws-- Christ fulfilled them for us too.
[quote=Montalban]I’d only been made aware of this site on Friday, and was just now having a look at it. They have a debate form, and just skimming through it, they’re quite rude to Christians.
Me personally, I wouldn’t hang around there if I were you.
Stick around with people who are dedicated to building up your faith and not destroying it.
usually Atheists love this site because it shows them that they did not reject faith for no reason. The quotes are always out of context. The Bible is not a quote or an incident. The bible is the HISTORY of salvation with all it’s good and bad things.
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